nsf-logo_opt National Science Foundation Supported Industry-University Collaboration
Driving Down the Cost of Wind Power

WindSTAR brings the innovative research capabilities of leading universities to develop high-impact solutions to key industry challenges. We provide a platform for public agencies and companies to cost-effectively collaborate on shared, pre-competitive research topics by leveraging R&D investment to access world class facilities, faculty and graduate students.

WindSTAR’s goal is decrease cost and increase reliability at all stages of wind power plant development: component fabrication, array design, operations and maintenance. Our industry members include wind farm owner-operators, blade manufacturers, composite manufactures. Their priorities drive our research agenda – and train the next generation of wind industry innovators.

Our semi-annual Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Summer Meeting is January 23 and 24 at The University of Texas at Dallas.

IAB Winter 2024 Meeting Online Registration


WindSTAR is one of 88 Industry / University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the only one devoted to wind energy.